So long, Sue. You will be missed. From your rusted out water reservoir, to your sinister hissing while I piece my quilts, you have been a loyal companion. I will always remember our first time together, when I tipped you over, and you belched boiling water and tiny dead bugs onto my belly. My Italian grandma laughed … Continue reading Goodbye, Sue
Or, The Never-Ending Christmas Quilt I saw this quilt when it aired on an Episode of Simply Quilts, which used to be on HGTV, way back when they had crafty content, not just home renovations. I was enthralled, but intimidated. This was right after I started quilting, so maybe 2000 or so. I was a serious machine … Continue reading Welcome to the North Pole!
I recently made a 3-d hexagon appliqué quilt, using Geta Grama's fantastic "My Secret Flower Garden" pattern. My husband, the lifelong Star Wars fan, constantly referred to it as a Death Star. It really annoyed me. Clearly, there are no hexagons on the Death Star, and the Death Star is not blue. I decided to … Continue reading That’s No Moon…
Thursday is my day to wash the floors. So, like a good little quilter, I went into my studio to make seasonal pillow covers for my sofa pillows. This year we have decked the heck out of the halls. I don't know what has come over us, but there are Christmas decorations all over the place. … Continue reading Wreath and Tree Pillows
In October of 2014 I discovered Geta Grama, a fantastic quilter from Romania. (Thank you, Al Gore, for inventing the internet so I can discover all these European quilters.) On her blog she has a quilt called "Together in a Friendship World". It is amazing. Hand pieced hexagons, but she has changed their dimensions, to … Continue reading My Blue Hexies